[Ardour-Users] new bug/feature tracker features

porl sheean porl42 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 20:22:56 PDT 2008

this is great. i am actually thinking about starting a small recording
service when i get some of my hardware updated and was literally
thinking just yesterday that once i started making money from ardour i
would seriously consider providing 'bounties' etc for needed features.
i think i actually made a suggestion similar to that in one of the
other sponsorship threads. i'm glad you (and other developers) will
get the opportunity to earn more money that you deserve :)


2008/6/17 Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>:
> Mantis, the system we use for tracking bugs & feature requests for
> Ardour, was upgrade this evening (to version 1.2.0a). One of the reasons
> for this are the new "sponsorship" features built into it.
> If you visit the bug tracker:
> http://tracker.ardour.org/view_all_bug_page.php
> you will see that all bug reports now come with a "Cost" and "US$"
> field. By default, and to recognize the support from the existing
> sponsorship program, all bugs and features will default to a zero cost -
> that is, you should expect to see things fixed/added without explicit
> support for the issue at hand.
> However, because (as I was worried might happen), one of my major
> commercial sponsors pulled funding, you should expect to see several
> feature requests get marked up with a cost over the next few weeks and
> months.
> At present, the "bug sponsorship" is an honor system: you sign up with a
> "promise" to pay a certain number of US$ (a good deal for most of the
> world right now!), and the bug/feature system tracks all such pledges.
> Then, once the feature is implemented, people who pledged to support it
> will hopefully pay up (via any mechanism that works for them).
> Mantis doesn't currently offer any mechanism to track actual payments
> associated with a bug or feature, and it may be hard to do in practice.
> It may be that if we can figure out the technology, this may change a
> little at some point in time, so that we can show actual payments and/or
> move to an escrow-like system.
> The system will be open to developers other than myself - I certainly
> don't intend to claim credit for work that someone else does. If you see
> a feature you'd be willing (seriously willing) to implement for a fee,
> please make sure you have "developer" status in Mantis, and adjust the
> "Cost" field for the bug by clicking on its "Update Issue" button in the
> main bug report form.
> Please let me know if there any problem arising from the Mantis upgrade
> and any thoughts anybody has on this system.
> thanks to everyone who works on, uses, supports and spreads the word
> about Ardour,
> --p
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